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September 2013 Archives

Solving Immigration Issues with Proposed Guest Worker Visa Program

Solving Immigration Issues with Proposed Guest Worker Visa Program

Helen Krieble says she will never forget the day that the federal government’s black helicopters and armed agents swooped down on her equestrian facility in central Colorado. continue reading »

Immigration Reform: On Again-Off Again-On Again

Immigration Reform: On Again-Off Again-On Again

The on again-off again Comprehensive Immigration Reform seems to be on again, for now. The last we heard was that CIR was dead in the water. With Syria heating up the world and a battling congress using immigration as a jousting pole, there was a dwindling hope that CIR would be considered in the House of Representatives anytime soon. continue reading »

California Governor Signs Law Benefiting Domestic Workers

California Governor Signs Law Benefiting Domestic Workers

Leading defenders of immigrant rights described Friday as just and historic California Gov. Jerry Brown's enactment of a law that awards basic labor rights to nannies and other personal attendants. continue reading »

Many Undocumented Immigrants Unable to Qualify for Deferred Action

Many Undocumented Immigrants Unable to Qualify for Deferred Action

The dream of living and working legally in this country has come to fruition for many who have been able to qualify for the Deferred Action program, but there are still young undocumented immigrants who are facing challenges in benefiting from the measure. continue reading »

US Coastguard Detains 51 Haitians  Upon Illegal Arrival in Puerto Rico

US Coastguard Detains 51 Haitians Upon Illegal Arrival in Puerto Rico

Fifty-one people - 39 men and 12 women, all of Haitian nationality - were detained Tuesday by Puerto Rican and U.S. authorities when the group arrived illegally on the Caribbean island. Puerto Rican police said that the detentions were conducted on the Desecheo islet by agents with the police's Joint Forces of Rapid Action and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. continue reading »

STUDY: Media Plays Role in Dehumanizing Immigrants and Refugees

STUDY: Media Plays Role in Dehumanizing Immigrants and Refugees

A new study from Western University suggests that the news media may take advantage of an existing uncertainty and unease around immigration policies and the treatment of immigrants and refugees to create a crisis mentality in which these groups are portrayed as “enemies at the gate” attempting to invade western nations. continue reading »

REPORT: Number of Undocumented Immigrants Increases, Now Stands at 11.7 Million

REPORT: Number of Undocumented Immigrants Increases, Now Stands at 11.7 Million

The number of undocumented immigrants in the United States, after having fallen due to the recession, has begun increasing again as the economy has improved and now totals 11.7 million, compared with 11.3 million in 2009, according to a report released Monday by the Pew Research Center. continue reading »

White House Honors Local Groups Leading the Way to Welcome Immigrants in Their Cities

White House Honors Local Groups Leading the Way to Welcome Immigrants in Their Cities

Thousands of immigrants every day demonstrate a commitment to being part of America by becoming naturalized citizens every day. These Americans by choice often make huge sacrifices to move to the United State and become part of their community. But it also takes support from the local community to welcome new immigrants who want to establish roots in the area. continue reading »

Gutiérrez Calls on Community to Continue Pressure for Bipartisan Immigration Reform

Gutiérrez Calls on Community to Continue Pressure for Bipartisan Immigration Reform

Two Texas Republicans, John Carter and Sam Johnson, Members of the House "Gang of Seven" negotiating a bipartisan immigration reform deal, announced Friday that they were withdrawing from the group, as expected. continue reading »

Dominican Sentenced to 3.5 Years in Prison for Puerto Rican Identity Fraud Scheme

Dominican Sentenced to 3.5 Years in Prison for Puerto Rican Identity Fraud Scheme

A Dominican national was sentenced Friday to serve 42 months in prison for her role in trafficking the identities of Puerto Rican U.S. citizens and corresponding identity documents, announced the Justice Department’s Criminal Division; U.S. Attorney of the District of Puerto Rico; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE); U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS); the U.S. State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service (DSS); and Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI). continue reading »

Defense Contractors See Possible Gold Mine in Immigration Reform

Defense Contractors See Possible Gold Mine in Immigration Reform

Security and defense contractors are preparing to take advantage of the hundreds of millions of dollars that approval of a new immigration law that will increase security along the border with Mexico will bring. continue reading »

Los Tigres del Norte to Perform Free Concert Promoting Immigration Reform

Los Tigres del Norte to Perform Free Concert Promoting Immigration Reform

Mexican-American super group Los Tigres del Norte will perform in a free concert to promote the passage of comprehensive immigration reform. continue reading »

Undocumented Immigrant Impaled on Border Fence as He Tries to Enter U.S. Illegally

Undocumented Immigrant Impaled on Border Fence as He Tries to Enter U.S. Illegally

An undocumented immigrant was impaled on a piece of the border fence as he fell from the fence trying to enter the U.S. illegally. continue reading »

Top Latin American Countries Where Latinos Immigrate To

Top Latin American Countries Where Latinos Immigrate To

The number of immigrants throughout the world has increased since 1990. According to the United Nations, U.N. Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA), 232 million people, or 3.2 percent of the world’s population, are living in a country different than where they were born. continue reading »

Rep. King Cites Flawed Statistics To Suggest Undocumented Immigrants Kill More People Than Died 9/11

Rep. King Cites Flawed Statistics To Suggest Undocumented Immigrants Kill More People Than Died 9/11

An anti-immigration congressman, who has compared undocumented immigrants to drug mules with “cantaloupes calves,” dogs, and cattle, used the occasion of a vigil to invoke September 11th and to cite flawed statistics about the number of murders committed by immigrants. continue reading »